immediately engaging and progressively catchy
For a good ten tracks, Wargo et al manage to maintain a playability that is full of colorful hooks and melodic devices that catch and stick and pull you back. Bassist Matthews hops around on silky basslines, while drummer Foubert finesses his way back and forth with great timing. The standout track is "No Room for Change." All members stand out as proficient, and the sly structural positioning of key components give it a classic sound and memorability. I especially like the snippet that is tacked onto the last minute of the album, gripping and pulling you back to start the whole album over. The band cites The Motors and The Nerves as influences. Upon inspection of these rare gems, their elements become evident at the base of the Crystal Skulls. However, several modern nuances collide throughout and fuse it all together at the crown. On the whole, Blocked Numbers is immediately engaging and progressively catchy. An easy 12/13 skulls.